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5 Can’t Miss Events This Week in NYC

Watch USA face Germany after an unexpected draw to Portugal, celebrate gay appreciation with Pride Week, and grub on some amazing barbecue in Bryant Park.

Enjoy free admission to 13 downtown museums and historic sites at A Night at the Museums, Tuesday June 24

photo: NYC-ARTS.com

 Enjoy an outdoor feast with Tom Colicchio’s famous sandwiches at the Bryant Park BBQ, Wednesday June 25

photo: Michael Gross

 USA faces Germany to advance to the Round of 16, Thursday June 26

photo: Jeon Heon-Kyun

 Cool off with NYC’s Outdoor Pool Opening Day across the five boroughs, Friday June 27

photo: Joe Buglewicz

Join the massive march down Fifth Avenue to celebrate Pride Week, Sunday June 29

photo: Julienne Schaer

 

 

5 Can’t Miss Events This Week In NYC

This week in NYC we get ready for Memorial Day with Fleet Week, Movies on the Intrepid, Lady A, EDC, and pre-raphaelite art.

The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy exhibition opens at The Met Museum for an extended stay Tuesday, May 20

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photo via metmuseum.org

The Fleet Week Parade of Ships kicks off a week of events for the armed forces in NYC Wednesday, May 21-27

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Electric Daisy Carnival NYC comes back to MetLife Stadium Saturday, May 24-25

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photo via electricdaisycarnival.com

GMA Kicks off their Central Park Summer Concert Series with a free Lady Antebellum show Friday, May 23

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photo via stateinthereal.com

The Intrepid Movie series begin with Top Gun Friday, May 23

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photo via phillymag.com

6 Underrated Parks in NYC

Central Park. Prospect Park. Flushing Meadows. We’ve been there, we’ve done that. It’s not that we have anything against these parks; there’s a reason that they are internationally known, after all. It’s just that we already know all about them, and so do you. What about the other parks? The ones that don’t get the love of the spotlight but certainly deserve it? That’s what this list is about.

Here are the 6 best parks in NYC that you’ve never been to:

Socrates Sculpture Park

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photo via flickr / Jason Eppink

This East River side park in Astoria, Queens is the best park in town for artists to express themselves and take in others’ work. The park serves as the home of regular installations and programs that appeal to all.

Fort Tryon Park

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Photo via Flickr / Ted

Head north up the Hudson River to this Manhattan park which is home to The Cloisters, the old Revolutionary War fort, and the best view of New Jersey’s Palisades from the island. Fort Tryon Park was added to the National Register of Historic Places in the 70’s, but is still overlooked by most people who don’t live in Washington Heights.

Riverside Park

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photo via wikipedia.com

Riverside Park is just south of Fort Tryon, and probably the most popular on our list. It runs from 59th street to 125th street right along the Hudson River. It’s winding paths and beautiful plant life makes it a must visit on our list of underrated parks.

Inwood Hill Park

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Photo via Flickr / Kevin O’Sullivan

Inwod Hill Park is packed with beautiful greenlife and heavily wooded trails which will make you forget that you’re in Manhattan. Head to the northernmost point of the park where the Hudson meets the Harlem River during the fall for one of the most refreshing views.

Pelham Bay Park

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Photo via pelhambaypark.org

Pelham Bay is one of the most beautiful parks that no on ever talks about. It’s can be a hike to get there since it’s in The Bronx, but it is most definitely worth it. Pelham Bay Park is the largest park in New York City covering over 2,700 acres of land and is full of activities for the whole family, including Orchard Beach on the Long Island Sound.

Great Kills Park

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photo via visitstatenisland.com

People often forget about Staten Island, with it being seemingly entirely removed from public transportation, but it one thing that borough can do is parks. There are dozens of New York’s best parks on the island, but none rank better than Great Kills Park. There’s swimming, hiking, tons of sports fields great fishing.

Which underrated park is your favorite? Tell us on twitter at @GrayLineNewYork!

5 CAN’T MISS EVENTS THIS WEEK IN NYC

Tribeca Film, Easter Sunday and really cool cars highlight this weeks events in NYC.

Christina Perri  plays Irving Plaza: Wednesday, April 16-17

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Image via christinaperri.com

Golden Gloves comes to Barclays Center to host some of the best amateur boxers in the world: Wednesday, April 16-17

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Image via goldengloves.com

The Tribeca Film Festival takes over downtown Manhattan: Thursday, April 17-27

photo via Facebook / Tribeca Film Festival

The 114th New York International Auto Show is back at the Javits Center: Friday, April 18-27

image via Facebook / New York International Auto Show

The famous Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival will once again be held on 5th Avenue: Sunday, April 20

Photo via nycgo / Phil Kline